The latest fighting between the two rival forces from Tripoli has shown how shifting alliances, a prominent pattern in the civil war, has marked the North African country’s conflict.
Rival factions battle across capital Tripoli, leaving 32 people dead and damaging six hospitals, as UN-backed Dbeibah government condemns "war crimes" by rival administration led by Fathi Bashagha.
The violence, which spread to several Tripoli district, follows months of rising tensions between two administrations vying for control of the North African country and its vast oil resources.
Fighting took place in the Ain Zara region between units of the Presidential Council’s security force and the Special Deterrence Force.
Fighting broke out between rival groups shortly after Fathi Bashagha – appointed as prime minister by the rival government – entered the capital Tripoli.
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